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Ugly Coyote

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Sometimes I really wonder what some people were thinking, or not.

I believe this is the largest sight I have seen.

From Archery, September 1959.



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No, but it seems to be a an early adjustable sight. 

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Seems to me....if you are anchoring as most of us do,  corner of the mouth,  a sight  like that is mostly a waste.  You have to anchor beneath your chin to use the top 2/3 of that, and others like it.

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Tom M

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Haven’t seen one like that before. Most of the recurve target shooters I knew used the Killian sight. That was late sixties. 

 Wonder why this particular sight didn’t catch on? 

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Sun City, Az. by way of San Diego, Ca. Bear TD's Wes Wallace Royal LB, ILF risers and various limbs, Vintage Works 1962 Kodiak reproduction made to my specs

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Never had a desire to use a sight, so I have no reference from which to form an opinion. As many times as I have dropped my bow, I wouldn't have confidence in any sight holding zero.
Sam McMichael

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Hill Cheetah (2, one 55# and one 40#)
Hill Big 5 (50#)
NM Shelton (2, both 53#)
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James Donahue

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looks more like a sight for a sharps Rifle   xxdsmile.gif 

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That's a new one for me.
Larry Dean Brandes

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Back in the 50s and early 60s there were a lot of ideas that were too complicated in use or simply stupid.  If you need a sight, nothing wrong with that, but i have seen folks have success with the DAS sights for hunting use.  If you need to aim for half a moon phase to shoot tight groups at known distances perhaps a modern target sight with a level would be more practical for shooting bullseyes.  If you, like most people, just want to hit better from a tree stand, try split finger with a canted bow and get lots of practice shooting instinctive from the tree stand. Vertical bows with sights from a tree stand are misses waiting to happen.  Just not in my yard, I no longer allow shooting from the ladder stand in my yard, especially, when I am not home. The ladder stand is only for holding the squirrel feeder. 

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One of the archers at the club has an Olympic Rig and I shot it. A sight is great at 60m and above but for me the sight takes out the relation between the archer and his arrow. I would use it if the bow is not mine - drilling the back of a wood bow is what actually turns me off. On an aluminium riser I think I wouldn't mind it. 
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